|Michael Pinto, Back in Goa after 27 Years - Recorded by FN/Frederick Noronha|
A school-teacher and engineering student in the 1970s, Michael Pinto returns to Goa after 27 years. He talks of the memories and times he knew here in the 1960s. He grew up as a lad in Belgaum, India and was a teacher at St. Britto's Mapusa, for a couple of years (1965-1967).
Keywords: expats; goa; india; reminiscences; changing goa
|Goa and the World - Recorded by FN/Frederick Noronha|
A discussion at the Goa Arts & Literature Festival 2012. Vishram Gupte speaking, Brian Mendonca, Damodar Mauzo, Prava Rai, Benedito Ferrao on Goa and the World
Keywords: goa; globalisation; literature; diaspora
|Edwin Nadason Thumboo... live in Goa - Public talk by Prof THumboo. Recorded by FN.|
A recording at the Goa International Centre, Dona Paula, Goa, India on February 1, 2014. Recorded by FN: From the Wikipedia: Edwin Nadason Thumboo (born 22 November 1933) is an award-winning Singaporean poet and academic who is regarded as one of the pioneers of English literature in Singapore. Thumboo graduated in English from the University of Malaya in 1956. Although he applied for a position at the university, he was rejected as few locals held academic posts at that time...
Keywords: goa; singapore; poets; thumboo
|Refiguring Goa - Recorded by FN|
Raghuraman S Trichur, Professor and Chair of the Department of Anthropology, California State University, Sacramento, speaks and releases his recently written book Refiguring Goa at a function at Broadway Book Centre, on March 26, 2014.Refiguring Goa "sets out to challenge our current understanding of Goan society and its history". It also "pushes the study of the region in a new direction...
Keywords: refiguring goa; goa; raghuraman trichur; california state university; history of goa; understanding goa; caste; mercantile capitalism; subaltern goa
|Dan Driscoll, an inside-outsider to Goa - Recorded by FN/Frederick Noronha|
Dan Driscoll is a writer and broadcaster, Canadian by birth and nationality, but till this month (March 2012) a permanent resident, in retirement, of Goa. (He has been married to Germana Dinis, a Bombay Canadian Goan, and they spent a quarter of a century here, till she passed away very recently. Octogenarian Dan decided to return home to be among family.We will miss him! Here he talks of his experiences over a long time in Goa, its strengths and weaknesses.....
Keywords: goa; india; dan driscoll; canadian; outsiders views on goa
|Three tiatr (Konkani theatre) books released in Goa, India - Recorded by FN/Frederick Noronha|
Three tiatr (Konkani theatre) books released in Goa, India
Keywords: goa; konkani; theatre; tiatr; books; tiatr academy of Goa
|Willy Goes - Recorded by FN|
Willy Goes's book of short stories Cobo's Sofa and other short stories from Goa was released on June 25, 2013 at 5.30 pm at Caculo Mall Broadway Book Center, Panjim, Goa, India. The book was released by writers Damodar Mauzo and Tomazinho Cardozo. Pravin Sabnis spoke on the book and Prof. Soma Battacharya compered the function.
Keywords: goa; india; short stories; books; willy goes; books from goa
|A tribute to Lea Rangel-Ribeiro (February, Kala Academy, Goa, India) - Recorded by FN/Frederick Noronha|
A tribute to Lea Rangel-Ribeiro. Excerpts from the concert (Feb 22, 2012, Kala Academy, Goa, India) Invitation to a Celebratory Concert Remembering Lea Rangel-Ribeiro (1933-2011) Kala Academy DMK Auditorium Wednesday, Feb. 22, 6.30 p.m. Programme Jules Massenet: "Meditation" from Thais Pheroze Mistri, violin, Goa State Chamber Ensemble Victor Rangel-Ribeiro, conductor (not recorded) W. A. Mozart: "Kegelstatt Trio", K...
Keywords: goa; music; lea rangel-ribeiro
|Publishing in Goa - Recorded by FN/Frederick Noronha|
A discussion at the Goa Literature and Art Festival (GALF), 2012.
Keywords: galf; literature; publishing; goa; india
|Remembering a poet, ManoharRai Sardessai - Recorded by FN/Frederick Noronha|
On the birth anniversary of noted Konkani poet ManoharRai Sardessai, a function was held at the Central Library, Panjim, remebering his work. January 18, 2013. Starts off with music (4.12 m). Architect-trainer Praveen Sabnis is the compere. Late journalist Umesh Mahambre is remembered at the start of the function. The evening promises poems in Konkani, Portuguese, English, French... in tribute of the poet late Manoharrai Sardessai...
Keywords: goa; konkani; poet; manoharrai sardessai
|Mapusa: Yesterday and Today - Recorded by Frederick Noronha/FN|
Report of a function to release a book by Domnic PF Fernandes (Goa,1556) on October 7, 2012. At Mapusa, Goa, India.
Keywords: mapusa; goa; launch; book; bardez; domnic pf fernandes; goa1556; new books from goa; manohar parrikar
|Launch As Dear As Salt - FN|
Salt is one of the oldest traditional industries in Goa. History tells us of the importance of salt, along with rice, in Goa in the seventeenth century (De Souza, 1990:82). Goa is also believed to have been a major exporter of salt -- exporting it to Thailand, Burma and some African countries in past centuries and dominating part of the Asian market with its salt exports around 1855 (Goaenvis 2013).Currently, the salt industry is in a state of collapse...
Keywords: salt; goa; india; portuguese goa; anglo-portuguese treaty; traditional sector; problems; villagers; coastal goa; coast; solar salt production
|PublishingInGoa - Recorded by FN|
Various issues related to publishing in Goa. Circa 2013.
Keywords: goa; india; publishing; talks; gerard da cunha
|Editors, villagers... and the Right to Information Act - Recorded by FN|
Editors and mediapersons discuss the Right to Information Act in Siolim, Bardez, Goa. In a discussion that follows, the villagers also make clare that they expect more from the media.
Keywords: goa; india; right to information; siolim; bardez
|Goa's Media: Interviews - Recorded by FN/Frederick Noronha|
Talking to participants in the media of Goa of the past.
Keywords: media; goa; india; ave cleto afonoso
|Remembering Alfred Rose - Recorded by FN/Frederick Noronha|
Goan Konkani musician late Alfred Rose's 80th birthday was celebrated on April 22, 2012 at Panjim's Kala Academy with a concert in his honour.
Keywords: goa; music; konkani; alfred rose; regional music
|conscentious-journalism - Recorded by FN|
The Goa Union of Journalists in Goa, India, organised what it called an "exceptionally interesting" seminar on conscientious journalism in association with a local organisation called One World.The seminar was inaugurated by Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar had speakers like that of Dileep Padgaonkar, Consulting Editor, Times of India, Sanjeev Latkar Senior Journalist and Media Researcher, Adv Ujjwal Nikam a special public prosecutor, Patricia J Sethi, former UN Bureau chief, Newsweek magazin...
Keywords: goa; india; media; conscientious journalism; guj
|Garcia Da Orta, 450 Years Later - Recorded by Frederick Noronha/FN|
Garcia de Orta (1501 or 1502â1568) was a Portuguese Renaissance Sephardi Jewish physician and naturalist. He was a pioneer of tropical medicine.Goa, where he was based for part of his life, marked the 450th anniversary of his book COLLOQUIOS.
Keywords: garcia da orta; goa; botany; portuguese; naturalists
|Charles Correa Archives Launch - Recorded by FN|
Charles Correa: Indian architect, urban planner... unveils his archives Charles Correa (born September 1, 1930) is a noted Indian architect, urban planner and activist. An influential architect credited for the creation of modern architecture in post-Independence India. He is noted for his sensitivity to the needs of the urban poor and for his use of traditional methods and materials.He has been awarded the Padma Shri in 1972, and second highest civilian honour, the Padma Vibhushan in 2006, giv...
Keywords: india; architecture; urban planner; charles correa; goa
|Prof Vasco Pinho's new Portuguese grammar - Recorded by FN|
Prof. Vasco Pinho releases a new book of Portuguese grammar in Goa, on March 24, 2013. He has also authored a number of books on the Panjim of old, in this former Portuguese colony.
Keywords: book; portuguese; grammar; vasco; pinho; goa
|Chhote Rehmat Khan - Recorded by FN|
Sitar maestro and teacher Chhote Rehmat Khan, in Goa.
Keywords: goa; india; sitar; chhote rehmat khan
|The Coppersmiths of Mapusa - Frederick FN Noronha|
Traditional coppersmiths of Mapusa, a town in North Goa, the former Portuguese colony in India, talk about their craft, and trying times. Conversation in Konkani. Contributions by Domnic Fernandes (author of Domnic's Goa)
Keywords: coppersmiths; goa; mapusa; konkani interviews; domnic fernandes
|Dr Pramod Kale, talking on his Goa research and other issues - Recorded by FN/Frederick Noronha|
Dr Pramod Kale [ pram2124 at gmail.com ] is a Pune-based Sanskrit, Marathi and Hindi scholar, specialised in the field of Indian drama. He has a PhD from Wisconsin, and his teaching experience at U/Minneasota. Besides that he was perhaps the first to write a lengthy, academic paper on the then much-derided Goan tiatr. The paper [http://www.jstor.org/pss/4376359] was published in the prestigious Economic & Political Weekly, and probably changed the way how the tiatr was perceived by local elites ...
Keywords: research; goa; former portuguese colonies; india
|Ugtem Molob, a Konkani Poets' Meet in Goa - Recorded by FN/Frederick Noronha|
Recorded on Saturday, February 25, 2012 at the Tristao Braganca Cunha Hall, during the monthly (last Saturday) session of Ugtem Molob (Open Skies), a multilingual poets' meet in Panjim. Featured here are the readings of Ramesh Ghadi (in Konkani on the manipulations of politicians in current elections), Shakuntala Bharne (on love and politics), Lakshman Pitre (Marathi, ghazals, etc), Karan Khandeparkar, Bharat Naik (whose poems are also published in Sunaparant), Sheetal Salgaonkar (five tiny vers...
Keywords: goa; konkani; marathi; poets; english; ugtem molob
|Media Interviews: Goa, India - Recorded by Frederick Noronha/FN|
Various voices on the media from Goa, India
Keywords: goa; media; interviews; print; newspapers; reminiscences
|Fr Vasco Rego, Konkani and the liturgy (Goa) - Recorded by FN/Frederick Noronha|
Fr Vasco Rego, a senior Catholic priest in Goa, talks (in Konkani or Konknni) about his many attempts to build resources in that small language from western coastal India, specially in the Church itself. Fr Rego is considered a pioneer in this field. This talk was presented at the Dalgado Konknni Akademi on February 23, 2012. DETAILS: On this day, the Dalgado Konknni Akademi (DKA) hosted a presentation by distinguished Konknni writer Fr...
Keywords: konkani; clergy; priests; goa; fr vasco rego
|Chicalim-Goa: Stray Mango Branches Launch - Recorded by FN/Frederick Noronha|
Are you careful when you light candles in prayer? Who is most at risk when branches of a mango tree trespass into the neighbour's balcony? Were people less selfish when Padre Tio was young? Is it permissible to reveal theeighteenth ingredient in Tia Cassy's Christmas cake? Can the word 'donkey' be a term of endearment? Fatima M Noronha asks these and other questions in the stories here.'Stray Mango Branches' is a plateful of slices and slivers of Goan life.The stories in the first party ...
Keywords: short stories; goa; stray mango branches; fatima m noronha; goa 1556
|Miguel Braganza, agri issues - Recorded by FN/Frederick Noronha at Radio Saranga|
Miguel Braganza was once with the Goa agriculture department, but his interest in issues in the field stays high. An interview with Frederick Noronha, at the Mangalore-based Saranga community radio station 108.7 FM. Language: English.
Keywords: agriculture; goa; mangalore; sharing knowledge; initiatives in goa; organic; plant diversity; together everyone achieves more
|Jerry Pinto... releases Em and The Big Hoon - Recorded by FN/Frederick Noronha|
A book release at the International Centre, Goa.
Keywords: goa; jerry pinto; novels; india; books; new titles; writers from goa; writers in english from india
|Um Estranho em Goa and Macau - Recorded by FN/Frederick Noronha|
Prof. Dr. RogÃ©rio Miguel Puga from the Centre for English, Translation and Anglo-Portuguese Studies of New University of Lisbon speaks (March 2, 2012, Friday at 11 am) at Goa University, on Â«Recapturing the Colonial Past through (Postmodernist) Travel Notes: JosÃ© Eduardo Agualusa's "Um Estranho em Goa"Â» (A Stranger in Goa). RogÃ©rio Miguel Puga holds a PhD on Anglo-Portuguese Studies (FCSH, New University of Lisbon), was a Lecturer at Institute of Education and Sciences (ISEC, Lisb...
Keywords: macau; goa; jose eduardo agualusa; um estranho em goa; rogerio miguel puga; anglo-portuguese studies; CETAPS
|Feasts, Feni, Firecrackers - FN|
Canada-based expat Mel D'Souza talks about his experience in publishing a Goa-related book. Feasts, Feni and Firecrackers Mel D'Souza's book focuses on his schooldays in the late 40's and early 50''s. Writer/cartoonist Mel D'Souza was born in Dar es Salaam in 1937 and worked in Caltex 1953-71. He is married to Lineth and they have two children, Helen and Gillian, and two grandchildren. He has been in Canada since 1971 and traces his Goan roots to Saligao...
Keywords: goa; books; expat writers; authors; mel d'souza; goan; writing on goa; diaspora experiences
|Goa 1961 Aspirations and Testimonies - Recorded by FN/Frederick Noronha|
Recordings from a programme held on December 18, 2011, the eve of the 50th anniversary of the end of Portuguese rule in Goa. Organised as part of the wider Goa 1961 And Beyond converence (organised jointly by the Indian Institute of Advanced Study-Shimla, Goa University-Goa, and Centro de Estudos Sociais Universidade de Coimbra-Portugal). This function was held at the Maquinez Palace Hall, late evening.
Keywords: Goa; colonialism; Portuguese; testimonies; book release; goa university; iias; universidade de Coimbra
|The world of sea piracy... a Captain's eye view - Recorded by FN/Frederick Noronha|
Captain Norbert Rebello, from the Merchant Navy, is one of those rare captains who writes... novels, poetry and more. At a function held in Goa, India on November 9, 2012, the captain's latest book *Pirates! Beware!* was released. On the dais, were five captains, who highlighted the concerns of seafarers over piracy of the 21st century kind. In this recording, you can hear comperes Renshaw D'Souza and Danika Lobo, the author Capt...
Keywords: goa; india; sailing; merchant navy; piracy; captain; norbert rebello; goa1556; somali piracy
|Studies in Goan Migration: Dr Stella Mascarenhas Keyes (GU and SXC) - Recorded by FN/Frederick Noronha|
Prominent researcher in Goan migration, Dr Stella Mascarenhas-Keyes, did some of the first detailed academic research (infact, her PhD) on Goan migration. She was down in Goa recently, and she spoke to researchers and students of the Goa University and St Xavier's College (Mapusa).
Keywords: migration; goa; india; catholic; international goan migration; mapusa; stella mascarenhas-keyes; goa university
|Ramesh Ghadi - Ramesh Ghadi's poetry. Recorded by FN.|
The memories and the pain of missing Goa. That's what spurred Ramesh Ghadi to keep writing his poetry, in the Konkani language (of Goa), when he was away from home for 16-years. In a free-wheeling chat, he recites and explains the context of his verse. His poetry deals with the changing Goa of the 1970s till date. Among his poems he recites * Te Dis (Those Days) * Paddeli (The Coconut Plucker) * Sobit Te Dis (The Village of the 1970s) * Chandanacho Haar (The Garland of Sandlewood) * Romibaba San...
Keywords: konkani; poetry; india; goa; environment; tourism; development; poetry; Goa; India; Ramesh Ghadi
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|The Secret History of Konkani: A Talk - Recorded by FN/Frederick Noronha|
Dr. Jason Keith Fernandes talks on The Secret History f the Konkani Language (at the Xavier Centre of Historical Research, Friday, November 15, 2013 evening). Jason Keith Fernandes was recently awarded a Ph.D. for his doctoral thesis titled Citizenship Experiences of Goan Catholics. The thesis studies the ongoing debate around the demand for recognition of Konkani in the Roman script. In his presentation ‘The Secret History of the Konkani Language’that draws from his doctoral research Jaso...
Keywords: goa; konkani; language; politics; language politics; roman script; devanagari script; language controversy in goa
|Anita Pinto reads... Short Stories from Goa - Read and recorded by Anita Pinto|
From her book Espi Mai Is Stuck Again and other Goan tales... Mamma don't preach By: Meher Marfatia Date: 2011-12-26 Place: Mumbai Anita Pinto's colourful book of stories for children bubbles with Goan wit and wisdom without thrusting morals down young throats, says Meher Marfatia The shenanigans lighting up the colourful cover illustration itself make you grin, then giggle, whatever your age. More quirky images await readers of the 21 delightful adventures in Espi Mai is Stuck Again and other G...
Keywords: short stories; children; espi mai; goa; india; goa1556; anita pinto; goan short stories
|Margao Graphic Novel - Recorded by FN/Frederick Noronha|
Massacre in Margao, a book release. A recording of the Feb 16, 2013, book release of the Cinnamon Teal (Goa, India) book release of the book Massacre in Margao. Speaking are Leonard Fernandes, Jose FP Lourenco, Dr Francisco Colaco, and others.
Keywords: goa; margao; indo-portuguese; 1890; massacre in margao; book release; cinnamon teal; 21st september 1890; 23 people killed; margao goa; fair elections; graphic novels in goa
|The Goa Book Club Discusses Translations - Group discussion. Recorded by FN.|
Goa Book Club [http://groups.google.com/group/goa-book-club] held a meeting on Thursday, January 9, 2014, at Broadway Book Centre, first floor at Ashirwad Bldg on 18th June Road. The session focussed on translations, Goa, potentials, and challenges.Do you think we're doing enough in the field of translations? If not, what are the roadblocks? And, what is the potential? Above all: what should be the questions that we ought to be raising?Just to take this debate forward, I heard the 59:18 min long...
Keywords: goa; translations; goa book club; jan 2014; konkani; marathi; english; portuguese; broadway book centre; goa 1556; augusto pinto; dr sharmila rao; xavier cota; sunetra jog; gajanan jog
|Goa 2011 Seminar - Recorded by Frederick Noronha|
The Goa-based Xavier Centre of Historical Research and the Thomas Stephens Konknni Kendr organised a national seminar 'Goa 2011, reviewing and recovering 50 years' at Alto Porvorim in end-September 2011. This seminar, intended as the first of a series of multi-disciplinary seminars on Goan themes and issues, is being convened to begin a process of self-education and knowledge-creation to comprehend how the people of this state have shaped and directed their post-colonial history and how specific...
Keywords: goa; xchr; seminar; 2011; end of portuguese rule; alto porvorim; xavier centre of historical research; inter-disciplinary; understanding goa; goa; india
|Once Union a Feast: Children's Writing from Goa, India - Recorded by FN/Frederick Noronha|
A children's book (ISBN 978-81-923042-3-6) by Mia Maria Lourenco, written when she was 12 years old, and published by Bookworm Publishing of Goa, India. THE STORY: Aquina is all excited about the next day's feast at the village church. She joins her friends in cleaning the church and its statutes. Little does she know that her excitement will soon turn into anxiety and that the morning of the feast will turn into a thrilling adventure...
Keywords: goa, india, writing for children, books that reflect goa, mia marie lourenco, fatema barot mota, bookworm publishing, velim, stories set in velim, stories set in goa
|Written in Stone - Recorded by FN/Frederick Noronha|
Cristina Osswald,art historian from the Universidade Nova de Lisboa's Department of Art History, talks about the Jesuit buildings in Goa and their artistic and architectural features, on the launch of her book *Written in Stone* (Xavier Centre of Historical Research, Alto Porvorim, Goa, India, Jan 29, 2013).
Keywords: goa; jesuit; art; architecture; features; buildings; jesuit art; old goa; salcete; indo-portuguese; cristina osswald; universidade nova de lisboa; goa1556
|The Dulpod - Recorded by Frederick Noronha|
Folk music from Goa The Mando is a slow verse-and-refrain song, in six-four time, dealing with love, tragedy and contemporary events, both social and political. The Mando-Dulpod is a slower variety of the Dulpod (or a quicker sort of Mando), also in six-four time, facilitating the transition from the Mando's slow rhythm to the quicker one of the Dulpod. The Dulpod itself, in six-eight time, is typically descriptive of Goan life, particularly that of the Christians...
Keywords: music; goa; folk; goa1556; book releases in goa; 2011; music from another era; dr jose pereira; fr antonio da costa; maestro micael martins
|The Politics of Knowledge Production - Recorded by FN/Frederick Noronha|
The award-ceremony for alternative publishers Goa,1556 turns into an occasion for discussing opportunity and glass-ceilings in today's Goa, India, and the politics of producing knowledge here. Speaking are Aldina Gomes, Director of Goa Chitra; novelist-psychiatrist Dr Belinda Viegas, Paola Mahambre, Frederick Noronha of Goa,1556; Prof. Alito Siqueira of the Goa University's Sociology Department; and Herman D'Souza of the Verodiano Trust, apart from members of the audience...
Keywords: publishing; goa; india; alternatives; creating knowledge; democratising knowledge
|Goa: Campaign Issues - Recorded by Frederick FN Noronha|
Campaigners from Goa talk about the issues wrecking this former Portuguese colony -- from mining to real estate to racketeering over land and plain politial corruption right at the village level itself... This audio recording starts with the voice in English of the CNN-IBN hard-hitting programme on the impact of mining on interior Goa, an issue long, long neglected by the media across the nation (and in Goa too)...
Keywords: mining; real estate; rackets; corruption; Goa; India; former Portuguese colony
|Goa, more of a "mindset challenge" - Recorded by FN/Frederick Noronha|
Kreative Carafe's Cicero Silva talks about his work in Goa. He's part of a team which developed AUXIDIN, an Electronic Health Recording System (EHRS). Cicero Silva and Kennedy Pereira are the founders and they also provide professional services related to marketing, brand and product development. An interview with Frederick Noronha at StartUpNow! in Panjim, Goa on Jan 26, 2013.
Keywords: goa; startups; cicero silva; kreative carafe; ehrs; auxidin; ciba; verna
|GLAM in Goa - Recorded by FN/Frederick Noronha|
Report of a meeting to introduce Wikipedia's GLAM in Goa. GLAM is meant for curators of Libraries, Galleries, Archives and Museums who would like to have a presence in the Wikipedia, by sharing more of their information there. Held on December 13, 2012 at the Central Library, Panjim, Goa, India.
Keywords: GLAM; Wikpedia; Goa; India; galleries; libraries; archives; museums
|Ramesh Veluskar, a poet from Goa - Recorded by FN/Frederick Noronha|
A conversation with Konkani poet Ramesh Veluskar, where he explains his work and inspirations. Recorded by FN on January 27, 2012 at the Kala Academy, Panjim.
Keywords: goa; konkani; poet; Ramesh Veluskar; author; writer; interviews; word-profile
|2012 Konkani Journalism Day, Goa - Recorded by FN/Frederick Noronha|
It was on 2nd Feburary, 1889 that the first Konknni language periodical in the Romi script was published from Poona. Called the *Udentechem Sallok* (Lotus of the East), it was the initiative of Eduardo Jose Bruno de Souza. It started as a monthly periodical and soon changed to fortnightly. To mark the Konknni Potrokaritecho Dis (Konknni Journalism Day), the Goa-based Dalgado Konknni Akademi (DKA) organised a panel discussion on Konknni Journalism on 2nd Feburary, 2012 at Tiatr Academy Goaâs Con...
Keywords: goa; journalism; konkani; roman script; anniversary of first konkani newspaper
|The James Hardley Chase of Konkani Writing - Recorded by FN/Frederick Noronha|
Bonaventure D'Pietro (Bonaventure Peter Fernandes), Konkani writer and novelist, talks about his work and his art at a "Borovpiak Bhett" (Meet The Writer) programme held at the Tiatr Akademi, Goa in Panjim on January 27, 2012. D'Pietro is the author fo the novella *Tera Numbrachi Kottri* (1976), and the novels *Kallea Vistadachi Choli* (1972), *Clara* (1972), *Mhojea Paicho Fondd* Part I and II (1974), *From Goa With Love* (1975), among others.
Keywords: writing; novels; Konkani; Goa; romans; bonaventure d'pietro